intermittent fever

/ɪntəˌmɪtnt ˈfivə/ (say intuh.mitnt 'feevuh)

noun
a fever in which feverish periods lasting a few hours alternate with periods in which the temperature is normal.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Intermittent fever — Intermittent In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intermittent fever — n. a fever characterized by periodic intervals when the body temperature returns to normal …   English World dictionary

  • intermittent fever — Pathol. 1. a malarial fever in which feverish periods lasting a few hours alternate with periods in which the temperature is normal. 2. any fever characterized by intervals of normal temperature. [1615 25] * * * intermittent fever, a fever that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • intermittent fever — fever that subsides and later recurs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intermittent fever — Pathol. 1. a malarial fever in which feverish periods lasting a few hours alternate with periods in which the temperature is normal. 2. any fever characterized by intervals of normal temperature. [1615 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • intermittent fever — a fever that rises, subsides, then returns again. See malaria. * * * an attack of malaria or other fever characterized by recurring paroxysms of elevated temperature separated by intervals during which the temperature is normal …   Medical dictionary

  • intermittent fever — a fever that rises, subsides, then returns again. See: malaria …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Лихорадка Перемежающаяся (Intermittent Fever) — лихорадка, течение которой сопровождается периодическими резкими скачками температуры. См. Малярия. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Intermittent — In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.), a disease… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intermittent gearing — Intermittent In ter*mit tent, a. [L. intermittens, entis, p. pr. of intermittere: cf. F. intermittent.] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle. [1913 Webster] {Intermittent fever} (Med.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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